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Pickups lead way to soaring May auto sales

DETROIT — Full-size pickups once again dominated US auto sales in May, as small businesses — increasingly confident in the economy — raced to replace the aging pickups they held on to during the recession.

Car buyers, too, were lured by low interest rates and Memorial Day sales. Overall, US consumers bought 1.4 million vehicles in May, up 8 percent from the same month a year ago, Autodata Corp. reported.

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